Sony TDM-NC1 Digital Media Port Wireless Network Audio Adapter (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Connects with compatible Sony home theater systems and receivers with digital media port input
- Streams audio from PC through home Wi-Fi network
- On-screen display feature to search songs on monitor
- Compatible with iTunes, Windows Media Player, and CONNECT
- Compact 3" shape
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The included software is junk. I installed it on both Vista and XP machines. After spending hours playing with it trying to get it to import my music, firewall settings etc. etc, I could never get the hardware to connect to my server. I hooked the PC to the same switch as the TD-NC1 and it still would not connect the server. The included manual / troubleshooting guide is also a joke/junk.
You should be able to install the software and it should just work. I thought I'd be playing music in a few minutes -- instead I invested an afternoon --> and it still isn't working.
I am returning this unit and will use an airport express/i-tunes to do the same thing.
It's a shame Sony can't pay for good software designers that should complement their products and as stated in other reviews of Sony products owned and reviewed by me, they just don't listen!
Sony, can you please?
- Add Video Support, no just audio.
- Fire your software designers and hire new ones capable of designing good software and make it available for people like me that bought this very expensive and good very good looking electronic paper weight?
As on the title, this is a very good idea which just does not works! just like the listening aid devices Sony people use that acts more like a noise cancellation buddies...
If you're like me, you'll probably buy it even when reading all this reviews... believe me, i did exactly that but, until Sony update it's crappy software my only advice to you is just don't waste your money with this....
Here are the problems:
- Its tiny! Too small to read the display from my sofa 5ft away. Plus the display is not bright enough, and there is no brightness control.
- Does not work when my laptop has the Cisco VPN service running. I use VPN's all day for work, so this means i couldn't use this product while working.
- Doesn't work with iTunes despite what the website claims. Sure, it can find your songs in the iTunes directory, but you have to install a clunky Sony M-server software to manage your music (eg. create your playlists over again)... and i hate having to do things twice. I thought it would let iTunes stream to it, like you can do with appleTV or Apple airPort. But that is not the case... it DOESN'T work WITH iTunes (just alongside it).
- Wireless was not stable. Seems like my internet connectivity dropped out anytime i tried to have it connect to my router. Big pain. Spent 2 days trying to make it all work together.
- Not good support from the Sony support team. The regular support people don't know anything about it (since its mostly WiFi problems), and will refer you to the special team for it... but they only work in the mornings Eastern Time, which is not really convenient when UPS bring it to you on a Pacific Time afternoon.
I returned this item, and have since bought an appleTV, which is super easy to setup, and much nicer display (actually displays on your TV screen). Plus the apple TV can also cache music, movies etc, so i don't have to worry about VPN problems.
Don't but this... get an appleTV instead. Or maybe even the iPod dock for the Sony DMP... might work better than trying to stream from your laptop.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The device works well and easily integrated into the wireless network at home. The main drawback is that the accompanying software that is needed on the PC needs to be installed... Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by H. Weerts
Only good feature of this device is it's stylish appearance; nice to have the visual panel. Sent this back after 2 weeks of attempting to get it to work; software is horrible,... Read morePublished on December 23, 2008 by T. Yoder
If you are thinking of this, be aware that although the requirements listed on the box say it works with Vista, it only works with the 32-bit version. Read morePublished on November 27, 2008 by Alegria
I bought this unit to stream PC music and internet radio through my Sony home theatre system. First, problem was it would not connect fully with my PC. Read morePublished on November 7, 2008 by otiswinston